Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Dining room table and chairs

I have been working on this piece for weeks now and finally it's done. Due to the rain I have had to postpone my working on it, but now it's finished and I am in love.

I bought this Table for 40 dollars from a lady who said she bought it for 4,000. It's a beautiful piece, but it was barely hanging on. It seriously needed some TLC. I sanded it all down and stripped it. The materials to re-finish it cost more that the table it's self.

It came with two leaves and five chairs. Odd number I know but the sixth one was so damaged it wasn't fixable. The lady that sold it to me has a lot of money and got another dining table and used this one outside on her half covered porch. It was in bad condition, but I saw potential.

The table is much more beautiful with it's leaves in. I plan to find a bench to go on one side of the table. We are in the process of finding a larger home. When we do I plan to keep it extended out.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Larabars and an end table
Last Friday my sister in law sent me a link of to a documentary called fat sick and nearly dead.  http://www.hulu.com/watch/289122/fat-sick-and-nearly-dead Adam and I watched it and it gave me some motivation to step it up a notch. I don't have a juicer, and even if I did I wouldn't go this far.. but I have been seeing these blogs about unprocessed diets ( http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ ) and have been interested. So since last Saturday I have been trying it out.. It's been hard for me! I know I have been eating poorly lately (large amounts of sugar from recipes off pinterest) So i decided to make a switch for a couple of weeks at least to broaden my recipes and possibly retrain my brain so I don't crave the crap so much. We will see..

 Today I grabbed some PB&J Larabars from the store. While driving home from running errands, Chloe and I shared one. They are pretty good and have only three ingredients in them dates, nuts, and unsweetened cherries. So I decided to make my own Laura bars.. SO easy!

  •  I made the PB&J
  •  the peanut butter chocolate
  •  and my own creation with apricots, cherries, dates, and pecans. 
 Here is the link to lots of other "larabar" recipes." http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-cooking-article/homemade-lara-type-bars-energy-bars-part-3/191669

Also my artistic and creative husband refinished some pretty cool things recently.  I thought I would show you the before and after.


 And check out the detail he added to the drawer! Pretty cool huh?

He painted, glazed, and distressed a mirror (we got for free from a friend) to match it.

I think he's pretty talented!